This isn't the music I wanted to play!! Not this kind of band at all! Soichi Negishi is a sweet and shy young man who dreams of becoming a trendy singer songwriter. But for some reason, he is forced into joiningthe devil worshiping death metal band "Detroit Metal City" (DMC). In full stage make-up and costume, he transforms into Johannes Krauser II (Sir Krauser) the vulgar-mouthed lead vocalist of the band. But he must keep this a secret from his crush Yuri Aikawa who strongly despises death metal. What would she think if she found out? But against Negishi's will, DMC rises to stardom. Now the legendary king of death metal Jack ill Dark himself is challenging DMC to a dual. What is the fate of the innocent Negishi as he climbs to the top of the death metal world…]]>
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Basically this is a film based on a manga series. The manga series is MUCH more offensive and shocking than the film, so if you've read the manga, expect this to be a bit more tame.
The story follows a young Japanese musician who gets conned into joining a heavy metal band called DMC. He really just wants to sing old Enka and pop songs, but can't really seem to quit DMC out of fear of his she-devil manager. He falls in love with a very wholesome girl who really loves his acoustic and sappy pop songs, but hates DMC. Oh, and since he's in total costume and makeup, nobody knows he's the real lead singer of DMC: Sir Krauser II.
As a viewer you really can't take things too seriously in this film. At times DMC sings about 'raping all the women' or 'don't have parents because I murdered them' and so on. But when you see that the band members are really just singing these songs because it's expected of a hard core metal band, it makes it less shocking. Still, the super fans do comment on things such as Krauser holding the fastest rape record of 11 rapes in under a minute. Again. Just really offensive yet somehow humorous. Especially since Krauser walks by (not in makeup) when this happens and the fans shove him out of the way calling him a sissy.
It's not for everyone. But if you can get past a bit of the explicit and often offensive humor, then you can enjoy the movie. I do love when 'Krauser' scares his little brother into being a good son - 'you have to mow the lawn to practice for cutting the heads off fools' or 'learn to love and care for the animals so that you can be the master of beasts'. Funny stuff.
I've watched it with at least 10 other friends at various times, and not one person has hated the film or been so offended that they couldn't watch it.
(sorry if my topic changed)
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I am a huge fan of Kenichi Matsuyama. He's such a versatile actor and does a great range of characters that are unbelievable. This movie is really great & pretty funny to watch.Published on July 20, 2013 by Kerry Ryan Maloney
This is a great movie for anyone to enjoy. Unlike the manga and the anime, it is not crude, it is just funny and actually has a real meaning behind it. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by nichole
One of the best movies I ever purchased from Amazon. It was a much appreciated gift! Thank you so much for the great sale!Published on March 13, 2012 by Becky Freeman
I've never written a review of anything before, but really felt I had to do what I could to help this movie out - because it's F#@Kn' Awesome! Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Worf
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